Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Today I share a sample day of my healthy(ish) eats.
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For breakfast I had a smoothie made with a frozen banana, some fresh blueberries, vanilla protein powder (4pp) and almond milk (1pp). Not pictured – I also had two cups of coffee with half and half and honey (2pp for the two cups).
For lunch I made a huge salad with chicken (4pp), reduced fat cheddar (2pp) and red peppers. I attempted to make a creamy avocado dressing, but it was just BAD, y’all. I kept trying to throw in things to make it better, but I just scrapped it in the end. #FAIL
Part of being creative in the kitchen is that some times you have those failures. So I took the remaining avocado (2pp) and just diced it up on top of my salad. In lieu of dressing I added a little salsa and reduced fat sour cream (1pp) and called it a day.
Then I had two pieces of Dove dark chocolate (2pp) for dessert.
If you watch my weekly weigh ins, you know that I have been struggling with my weight loss lately. The scale hasn’t moved since May, and as much as I try to keep a positive attitude…I have gotten really beaten down by it lately. As a result sometimes I rebel, like for snack on this particular day.
I had a particularly stressful moment in my afternoon, and instead of putting my big girl pants and dealing with it…I reached for these.
Straight out of the bag, y’all. Siiiigh.
Y’all know I am all about keeping it real, so once I remembered I was doing my WIAW photos that day I snapped a photo afterward…with a cute little fur baby in the background to cheer me up.
I did not measure these out. I am estimating that I ate two portions (7pp). Just count it and move on, I told myself. And capture it because other Weight Watchers know how this feels!
I am a big believer in NOT beating yourself up, so I try to take my own advice every once in a while. 🙂 In all seriousness though, it wasn’t the food that made me mad at myself. It was the fact that I ate to try and avoid those feelings of stress. I guess the lesson is that even if you are aware that you have emotional eating tendencies, sometimes you slip up do it anyway. Once I estimated the points in my tracker I saw that it wasn’t really all that bad. Anyway – moving on!
For dinner, I made my lightened up pesto sauce (2pp), and I tossed it with some chicken (2pp), quinoa pasta (3pp) and broccoli to help “volumize” my serving. I also had a piece of baguette (2pp) on the side with a teaspoon of EVOO drizzled over the top (1pp).
Since I get 30pp per day, I ended up using 5 exta points…which actually wasn’t even all that bad. Luckilly I also had my best step count day of the week.
Do you beat yourself up when you slip into a bad habit? How do you keep a positive mindset while trying to lose weight?
Lastly, I will remind all my foodie friends to create a meal plan this week, and come link up with me for Meal Plan Monday!
You do NOT have to be a Weight Watcher to join.
Thanks to Jenn for hosting WIAW!